Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[1]] Rocky (1976) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Jordan on 2011-05-03 19:31:33.



Jordan said:
Adrian is never in a scene with another woman. And there aren't any other girls with Marie in her one scene.
Message posted on 2011-05-03 19:31:33
Jay disagreed with the rating and said:
Adrian actually talks to Gloria, her coworker at the pet store.
Message posted on 2015-05-17 01:32:12
mat disagreed with the rating and said:
Yep Jay is right, and it's not about a man either:

Gloria: "Hey Adrian I want you to go down and clean all the cat cages, they're a mess"
Rocky: "Hey Crime don't pay, you know that Gloria, you know that"

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Message posted on 2016-06-04 07:30:36
mat said:
Hm, on second thoughts I think the rating is correct, although Jordan is wrong since Adrian is in a scene with Gloria. But while Gloria talks to Adrian, Adrian doesn't actually reply. So they don't talk "to each other".
Message posted on 2016-06-13 07:19:45
Mariel disagreed with the rating and said:
I think this should pass or, at a minimum, get a 2 out of 3. There are at least 2 female (named) characters. As noted above, Gloria tells Adrian to go down and clean the cat cages. It's true Adrian doesn't respond so it's arguable whether that counts but it certainly should get a 2 out of 3.
Message posted on 2017-08-26 17:46:03
mat said:
If Adrian doesn't respond, as you admit Mariel, then condition 2 isn't met (see top of page). Hence 1/3, correct rating.
Message posted on 2018-01-03 10:36:10

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